Cancer Bush
Lessertia frutescens
Uses: Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 11+)
When to Sow: Anytime Ease of Germination: Moderate
South African shrub with bitter, aromatic leaves used to treat cancer. Currently in clinical trials for cancer and AIDS. Infusion made from the leaves is a traditional remedy for fever, chicken pox, flu, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, and stomach and liver problems. Also makes an excellent wash for wounds. Red-orange flowers appear in spring. Seed capsules resemble balloons; attractive for dried flower arrangements. Soak seeds 3 hours before sowing to soften hard seed coat. Requires full sun, sandy loam. Ht.150cm/5ft.
S1637 Seeds $7.25/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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